Summer wouldn’t be summer without a picnic. Take that meal on the go with these chic picnic essentials.
Get packing with a picnic basket that keeps potables warm, cool, and perfectly organized.
Our Pick: The Willow basket ($144.95) comes stocked with china dishes, wood-handled silverware, glass tumblers, napkins, and insulated storage. Swoozie’s, Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-3744, swoozies.com)
Charm your sweet tooth with a selection of decadent miniature treats.
Our Pick: Red velvet floral truffles ($27 per dozen), Florida Key Lime sables ($24 per dozen), and mini fruit tarts ($27 per dozen). The Sugar Monkey, West Palm Beach (561-689-7844, thesugarmonkey.com)
Hold court atop soft bedding or bright cashmere throws.
Our Pick: Poppy and Stripes cotton quilt ($281.25 for queen size) from Kerry Cassill. ABC Carpet & Home, Delray Beach (561-279-7777, abchome.com)
Create a shady spot with an oversized umbrella imbued with Asian elegance.
Our Pick: The Kaeden pagoda umbrella ($199.99) features a water-repellent canopy and a eucalyptus wood pole. Pier 1 Imports, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington (561-624-5785, 561-514-1322, pier1.com)
Hitting the road for a day of outdoor feasting? Two wheels may be better than four.
Our Pick: Electra’s Delivery 3i three-speed cruiser ($989.99) has a whimsical retro design, a front tray, and plenty of trunk space and is available in either a red or olive hue. Tri Bike Run, Juno Beach (561-627-2453, tribikerun.com)
Keep mosquitos and insects at bay with candles scented with citronella, lavender, lemongrass, or peppermint.
Our Pick: Nest’s single-wick candle in lemongrass and ginger ($38) infused with eucalyptus, thyme, and sage. Gervis Design Studio, Boca Raton (561-613-6100, gervisdesign.com)
Place to Picnic
There is no shortage of sandy spots along Palm Beach County’s 47 miles of scenic coastline.
Our Pick: Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park boasts sea turtle nesting areas, an estuary, a 125,000-year-old limestone rock reef, and other biological treasures. North Palm Beach (561-624-6952, macarthurbeach.org)
After 18 years catering high-profile fêtes in the Hamptons and Palm Beach County, Chris Marshall has opened his first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Jupiter, Hampton Forks Kitchen and Table. The culinary lineup includes picnic-perfect sandwiches and lobster rolls, salads, roasted meats, and charcuterie.
Our Pick: Marshall’s salad jars, available with toasted farro, tomato, and burrata or brown rice, black beans, farm eggs, tomato, and corn salsa ($12 each) make plating and cleanup a snap. (631-276-1197, hamptonforks.com)